A view of people on the Flying Dutchman at Rainforest Adventures St Maarten, with a view over the Dutch Caribbean island

Thrilling Adventure

You won’t want to miss Rainforest Adventures St. Maarten — the hottest attraction in the Caribbean.


Located on the historic Emilio Wilson Estate, Rainforest Adventures is an eco-adventure park that offers visitors a unique and memorable experience inspired by the local island culture and its breathtaking natural surroundings.


Your adventure starts at the Emilio Wilson Museum, a restored plantation house that dates back to the 1700s. Visitors will see what it was like to live on a plantation and learn all about Trace Wilson, who was born into slavery in 1818, and her direct descendant, Emilio Wilson.


For the most stunning island views, head to the top of Sentry Hill, one of St. Maarten’s highest points at 1,125 feet. Walkways and platforms on the mountaintop provide 360-degree views. Look around and see if you can spot our friendly neighbors: Saba, St. Barths, Statia and Anguilla.


The main attraction at Rockland Estate is, of course, The Flying Dutchman, the world’s steepest zip line. Harnessed in a chair, guests are launched down the mountain dropping 1,050 feet in elevation over a 2,800-foot span. It’s the thrill of a lifetime! So amazing, in fact, that The Flying Dutchman received the prestigious 2018 Seatrade Cruise Award for “Innovative Shorex of the Year.” This award recognizes companies or individuals who have introduced the most innovative shore excursion during the past year.


Another popular experience is the Sentry Hill Zip Line, which combines mild hiking with a zip line. This is a more traditional zip line with a 500-meter, four-span line that traverses the mountain ridge. The Schooner Ride is also a favorite because visitors can speed down the mountain in large inner tubes on a specially designed 657-foot track.


Before you leave, check out Rockland Estate’s Gift Shop, where you’ll find unique local treasures and beautiful handcrafted jewelry.


After all these thrilling experiences, you’ll probably want to satisfy your appetite. Stop by Emilio’s Restaurant, where you can dine on classic favorites while seated among antique colonial walls in the Old Barn.





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